On the auspicious day of Karthigai Deepam festival 2023, the Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswarar temple was opened this morning, and special Abishegam and Dheeparathanai were performed.
At 4:00 am, the Bharani deepam was lit inside the shrine of the lord. A yagam was conducted at the Artha Mandapam, from where twenty Bharani Deepams were lit by Sivasariyargal.
The Bharani Deepam was then brought and displayed to all devotees. A large number of people worshiped the lamp as it was taken around by a priest.
The key event of this festival, the Maha Deepam at the Thiruvannamalai hill at a height of 2668, will be lit this evening at 6 pm. Below are some pictures showcasing the Bharani Deepam event.